Gallardo LP vs non-LP

Gallardo LP vs non-LP

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andrew

9,014 posts

147 months

Wednesday 14th August 2019
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indeed. there was even a little wrinkling on that 7k example above
some alcantara bucket seat interiors have aged a lot better

RT964

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242 posts

33 months

Wednesday 14th August 2019
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Not seen any with the Alcantara seat option. Have got that on my 991 and the seats do wear well (although the Alcantara steering wheel does need cleaning quite often !).

Adz man

334 posts

114 months

Wednesday 14th August 2019
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Looking at a seat like that sends shivers through me. I guess that issue can be sorted easy enough but does the wear and tear tie up with the stated mileage?

A good PPI is a must as I’m sure you know.


70proof

5,899 posts

110 months

Wednesday 14th August 2019
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That soft Italian leather stretches and hence how the seats look... Worse with heated seats and owner use of this.... The cross stitched seats wear much better

Re that car, yes, unlikely a main dealer would sell it unless a goodun but will make resale difficult even if you get it services regularly given it was a six year gap

I don't think they need to be serviced yearly if not tracked and low miles, mine is serviced every 18 to 24 months.... Hot hatches are stressed to almost 200bhp/litre and high revs and they don't need a service every month!!! If you seldom are at the red line, cannot see oil degradation occurring with a couple of thousand miles

Edited by 70proof on Wednesday 14th August 21:39

70proof

5,899 posts

110 months

Wednesday 14th August 2019
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RT964 said:
Not seen any with the Alcantara seat option. Have got that on my 991 and the seats do wear well (although the Alcantara steering wheel does need cleaning quite often !).
The only non Superleggera/perf cars with a factory alcantara interior were the anniversario LE cars

EpsomJames

767 posts

201 months

Thursday 15th August 2019
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The alcantara (and carbon bucket seats) are magnificent on the Superleggera. They just don’t wear at all, far more supportive than the standard seats and actually comfortable (unlike the buckets they put in the Performante).

andrew

9,014 posts

147 months

Thursday 15th August 2019
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70proof said:
RT964 said:
Not seen any with the Alcantara seat option. Have got that on my 991 and the seats do wear well (although the Alcantara steering wheel does need cleaning quite often !).
The only non Superleggera/perf cars with a factory alcantara interior were the anniversario LE cars
alcantara was a £1198.50 option in 2007 - i specified it on my spyder before it became an sl tongue out

RT964

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242 posts

33 months

Thursday 15th August 2019
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Something to keep an eye out for, although I think it'll be more of a "nice to have" and not a "must have". Think it's more important to find a clean and tidy one with the right history.

clewsey

66 posts

66 months

Thursday 15th August 2019
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I’ve got both my LP (2013/63) Gallardo Performante in white with full Lamborghini service history from new for sale with the all important clutch readings and other data for sale together with a Gallardo Superleggera (2007) in Grigio Telesto with comprehensive history and clutch readings taken. I’m selling for a house move. I prefer the sound of the Non LP if I’m honest but both are solid and reliable cars. A Lamborghini dealer won’t give a Lamborghini warranty, they’ll provide something like an RAC warranty which will be limited.

I’ve had my 2007 for over 4 years and it’s been bullet proof. The cars are not fragile, just need the yearly maintenance. Clutches are hardier in the later LP cars but my 2007 is only on 1.9mm of wear since I’ve owned from 2015 (30% worn approx).

Happy to speak if you want to know more and can go into more detail. Just message me. Thanks
Simon

fataitch

49 posts

120 months

Wednesday 28th August 2019
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RT

Have you been shopping yet ?

It’s definitely a good move to look at the whole spectrum of cars - considering how many are for sale, there aren’t that many really nice ones !!

I bought mine in March last year and it was an easy decision having looked around at a few others. It’s a 2013 Coupe and has perforated leather which still has a matt finish to it - it hasn’t worn shiny and no drivers seat wear either.

If VVS is on your list of places to visit, you’ll see it there as it’s currently up for sale :-)

Good luck in your search.

Hayden

Scott Laurie

84 posts

106 months

Wednesday 28th August 2019
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looks a lovely car, mileage super low so everything will be in good condition, should be little corrosion anywhere on suspension etc.

gaps in history not ideal but probably because the car rarely used, always more of an issue when selling but common on very low mileage cars, mileage can be verified on the transmission ecu

i recently bought a 2008 SL and have to say its outstanding but not a car you want to use everyday, have had 355,360,Scud and lots of porsches including 3 964's, e gear takes some getting used to and not as good as 360/scuderia but once you are used to it, its fine, not sure what the scuttle shake would be like on a spider? have driven 360 and 430 spider also had a 355 spider and all were much more flexible than my 981 boxster, make sure you get a decent test drive with the roof up on normal city roads to see what you think of it,

they really suit yellow and with super low mileage the interior should be as new.

regards
Scott.

irdan87

90 posts

45 months

Wednesday 28th August 2019
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If you're still in the market for a coupe feel free to message me, I've an orange one available smile

RT964

Original Poster:

242 posts

33 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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fataitch said:
RT

Have you been shopping yet ?

It’s definitely a good move to look at the whole spectrum of cars - considering how many are for sale, there aren’t that many really nice ones !!

I bought mine in March last year and it was an easy decision having looked around at a few others. It’s a 2013 Coupe and has perforated leather which still has a matt finish to it - it hasn’t worn shiny and no drivers seat wear either.

If VVS is on your list of places to visit, you’ll see it there as it’s currently up for sale :-)

Good luck in your search.

Hayden
I've done a little more shopping, however there are a few other cars out there I want to see before making a decision on which way to go. The one thing I have decided on is that I want the Spyder version, so definitely making progress !

RT964

Original Poster:

242 posts

33 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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Scott Laurie said:
looks a lovely car, mileage super low so everything will be in good condition, should be little corrosion anywhere on suspension etc.

gaps in history not ideal but probably because the car rarely used, always more of an issue when selling but common on very low mileage cars, mileage can be verified on the transmission ecu

i recently bought a 2008 SL and have to say its outstanding but not a car you want to use everyday, have had 355,360,Scud and lots of porsches including 3 964's, e gear takes some getting used to and not as good as 360/scuderia but once you are used to it, its fine, not sure what the scuttle shake would be like on a spider? have driven 360 and 430 spider also had a 355 spider and all were much more flexible than my 981 boxster, make sure you get a decent test drive with the roof up on normal city roads to see what you think of it,

they really suit yellow and with super low mileage the interior should be as new.

regards
Scott.
Thanks for the insight. I remember when I was driving a e-gear Gallardo a few years back that there is a definite art to a smooth gear change. As for scuttle shake, I get that in my 964 cab at the moment, so am quite used to it and have no issue on that compromise to get the drop top - this isn't going to be a track hack, so isn't a problem.

fataitch

49 posts

120 months

Saturday 31st August 2019
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Slippydiff

11,171 posts

178 months

Tuesday 24th September 2019
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irdan87 said:
If you're still in the market for a coupe feel free to message me, I've an orange one available smile
Tried to message you but your profile doesn’t allow emails smile

irdan87

90 posts

45 months

Tuesday 24th September 2019
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Slippydiff said:
irdan87 said:
If you're still in the market for a coupe feel free to message me, I've an orange one available smile
Tried to message you but your profile doesn’t allow emails smile
I’ve messaged you mate

Jackie1

9 posts

18 months

Saturday 28th September 2019
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RT964 said:
I had read that the firing order is different on the non-LP version to the LP versions, so that must also affect the noise they make. Think I'll try both varieties and see which I prefer.

Interestingly, the majority of the cars currently for sale on here are white, black or grey - is that just a current peculiarity of the market, or were these colours generally more popular than the yellow/orange/green that I was expecting to see ?
Correct, the pre lp 5.0 motor has an EVEN FIRING order, this is why the car sounds incredible and ranked as one of the 3 best sounding cars ever made.

LISTEN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apN1llOhPyk

Larry5.2

458 posts

63 months

Sunday 29th September 2019
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For us nerds out there, it is the firing angle itself that generates the different sound, not the order of cylinders being fired. The pre-LP being even, fires each cylinder every 72°, thus creating a "smoother" sound. The LP alternates longer and shorter fire angles and so creates a different sound.

This article explains the maths and reason behind it quite well:

https://www.evo.co.uk/lamborghini/gallardo/8876/la...